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Il Leone Mastrantonio

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22 Cobern Street | corner of Prestwich, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 0071
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (136 reviews)
“vitello” (6 reviews)
“tiramisu” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
22 Cobern Street | corner of Prestwich, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Booked on a Tuesday night which was very necessary as clearly the local CapeTowners know this place. The food was really good and a reasonable price too with friendly attentive service

Thank Tony P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had another great evening here as a family. The restaurant let me bring in a cake for the birthday we were celebrating, lit the candles, and brought it out specially after our meal- going above and beyond to make sure we all had a...More

Thank Kelsey G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Twelve of us ate here after a long day at the beach. The food was first class , the veal schnitzel was a particular favourite. Staff were friendly and attentive . Would definitely recommend it for lunch or dinner. Just one thing to note whilst...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This will be one of my favourites to dine at when next visiting Cape Town. The staff were very friendly, service fantastic and the food was outstanding. The ambiance added to the experience and we can not fault anything. A must to do!

Thank 763Anneli
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here after a long day of sightseeing. The food was very good - I had mussels followed by the special of truffle spaghetti. We had a bottle of Constantia Glen - Three, which I have to say was absolutely wonderful (currently ordering bottles...More

Thank Het712
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best Italian restaurants in Cape Town. Most enjoyable and very close to the Mount Nelson hotel. We had very good service and the food was good but not as good as Magic Aroma but closer Still enjoyable and would recommend.

Thank Jelswiss
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've just read a few reviews on Leone's which were not positive and I want to say I'm shocked at some of the comments. Many of the comments come from folks who do not say where they live, so I'm suspicious. I live in Cape...More

1  Thank ENZOD1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’d really looked forward to my visit here and thought it’d be a great place to celebrate my husbands 40th birthday. The Congolese car guard was friendly and welcoming as was the host at the front, that was where it ended. The waitress (eve) asked...More

Thank Kalala1410
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this place because we wanted a nice italian meal and it passed our expectations. The service was very good, we were shown promptly to our table and the waitress gave us a good wine recommendation. The food was delicious and the ambiance of...More

Thank TwoMonkeysFullAgenda
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Very nice. I found it pricey for South Africa. Burrata was small and was London priced. Veal for main was good and seafood pasta was lovely.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Cobern Street | corner of Prestwich, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 421 0071
During our recent visit to Cape Town, we ate at this restaurant on the strong recommendation from the owner of our hotel. He was right! Very good good, BYOB nad great staff and a very friendly efficnet waitress. great food...highly recommended
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